Blind Bargains

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We Found uno Braille at a Local Target, and it's Exactly What you would Expect it to Be



We were just as excited as anyone else to get our hands on the new version of Uno in Braille, produced by Matell Games in collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind. And it was just as cool to actually find it sitting on a store shelf next to other popular card games.

At Long Last, ScripTalk Mobile Now Available on iOS



After announcing it over a year and a half ago the ScripTalk Mobile prescription labeling app from En-Vision America is now available for iOS.

A New Feature makes the Amazon Echo Show More Useful for Blind Users



If you have an Amazon Echo Show, it now comes with a new trick that can help you identify products.

First Public Beta of JAWS 2020 Posted with Improved OCR, Form Control Handling, More



The first public beta of JAWS version 2020 has been posted. It's free for JAWS 2019users.

Latest Braille Blaster includes Graphics Support, LaTeX Math Features



The American Printing House for the Blind has released an update for its free Braille Blaster translation software which includes experimental support for braille graphics for some ViewPlus embossers.

#CSUNATC20 Opens It's Call For General Session Papers



The Center on Disabilities at California State University Northridge has opened the call for general session papers for the 2020 edition of its conference.

It's Back: WebAIM's Screen Reader Survey Number 8 Can Help Shape Industry Best Practices



Perhaps the most important access technology survey is back for another round, allowing screen reader users from across the world to sound off.

Google Pixel Users can Now Toggle TalkBack by Voice



Google has added an additional way to turn on TalkBack, at least for Pixel devices.


Deals

Rubik's Tactile Cube for $11.28



Amazon.com has the Rubik's Tactile Cube for $11.28. Shipping is free for Amazon prime members. This accessible version of the Rubik's Cube adds tactile shapes to each of the 6 sides, allowing you to solve the classic toy by touch.

#NFB19: Get a Shipt Grocery Delivery Membership for $49 a Year and Avoid Pesky Minibar Charges



We're big fans of Shipt, the grocery delivery service which is now available in most of the country. Now, you can get an annual membership for over half off, or just $49 by using this link.

Buy 1 Month of the Aira Intro Plan for $29, Get 3 Months Free; New Users Only



Remote assistance app Aira is offering 3 months of service for free on the Intro plan when purchasing the first month.

Planters nuts On Sale at Amazon



Amazon takes 20% off select Planters nuts via this clippable coupon. Even better, get an extra 5% off when you order via Subscribe & Save. Plus, these orders receive free shipping.

Papa John's Large 1-Topping Pizza for Free for Sprint customers



For Sprint customers only, Sprint offers a Papa John's Large 1-Topping Pizza for free when you download the My Sprint Rewards app for iOS or Android. (It's free to download and join. A promo code for the pizza will appear as a reward after you have downloaded and verified the app.) That's a savings of around $17 and a rare freebie from Papa John's.

20-Sachet Package Zest Tea High Caffeine Blend for $9.71 [Shipped]



Amazon offers the Zest Tea High Caffeine Blend 20-Sachet Package in several flavors for $9.71 with free shipping via the steps below. That's the lowest price we could find by $4. It purports to have as much caffeine as coffee. To get this deal: 1. Click the provided link. 2. Clip the 20% off coupon on the product page. 3. Order via Subscribe & Save for a final price of $9.71. Note: Be sure to cancel Subscribe & Save after your item arrives to avoid being billed for future shipments.

24-Pack RXBar Real Food 1.83-oz. Protein Bars for $31 [Shipped]



Amazon offers the RXBar Real Food 1.83-oz. Protein Bar 24-Pack in Peanut Butter for $41.34. Clip the on-page coupon and check out via Subscribe & Save to cut the price to $31. With free shipping, that's $10 less than you'd pay in local stores. Each bar contains 12g of protein. Note: Be sure to cancel your subscription after your order arrives to avoid being billed for subsequent shipments.

20-Pack Schick Xtreme3 Disposable Razors for $12.99 [Shipped]



Closeout Center via eBay offers the Schick Xtreme3 Disposables Razors 20-Pack in Refresh Scent for $12.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest price we could find by $11. Each razor features dual comfort strips, a rubber handle, and lubrication for a burn-free shave.


Podcasts

Blind Bargains Qast 196: Nest Home Pixel Max



This show marks the 750th piece of audio content to arrive on the site. It also so happens to be the 9th year for J.J. and Joe to discuss Blindness related Google accessibility. That s why we thought it wild that this episode features our 2019 Made By Google event wrap up coverage. Trains, another grocery order and J.J. taking us out for a walk are some additional points of interest to notice along the route that is BBQ 196.

Blind Bargains Qast 195: The Emulation Interpolation



Oreos are amazing. Two solid cookies with something flavored in the middle. Think of this episode like an Oreo. This is the middle bit between two tech wrap up shows. Last week, in 194, we covered the Microsoft Surface event. And in 196 we ll cover the upcoming Google Hardware announcements. J.J. is traveling this week. Which left Joe to fly solo with this Features Format show. Just a word of warning, for those listening in on or near Google Assistant phones or devices the Google wake phrase gets used a lot this week.

Blind Bargains Qast 194: UberWoof Neo



This show comes to you a little later than usual because, to J.J.'s chagrin, we wanted to cover the Microsoft Surface event. Was it worth the wait or was joe wrong in thinking there was news to talk about? Well, Joe was wrong about something as you will see in "Sound Off". but the BBQ Crew was right about the future of pet transport as can be seen in the "Last Word". Catch a train while you wonder if we can get an episode recorded before J.J.'s groceries can arrive in episode 194.

Blind Bargains Qast 193: The EchoSystem



We were not sure we would have enough news to talk about this week. Then, thankfully, Amazon decided to announce a metric ton of stuff. This fits in perfectly with our topflight interview with the man himself at Top Dot, Dean Martineau. And we end the show with an all comment section filled "Sound Off", a new tip for Chrome along with food and an auditory odd link in the "Last Word".

Blind Bargains Qast 192: Rubber Tree Gum



Some things just fit into place when it comes to podcasting. Kind of like how you can easily snap together a pile of Legos into a nifty completed construction project. This week J.J. learns more about how to do just that with new accessible tools that will make him a Master Builder in no time with Matthew Shifrin , a consultant from Lego. There is also a ton of news, a few long time listeners in "Sound Off" and the "Last Word" is for the dogs. Look through your blocks for that elusive small blue two studded piece, it was just in our hands a minute ago we swear, while consuming BBQ 192.

Blind Bargains Qast 191: Slofies Access For All



Everyone knows the drill by now. Apple does a big event in September, new iPhones are announced, and tech podcasters gather together to talk about what the company did or didn't do with their new shiny iThings. Do three little letters mean a better iPhone? Is it time to upgrade or buy an Apple Watch? The Shelly Brisbin joins the BBQ Crew who goes over the event in their own way that you have come to expect some five years running.

Blind Bargains Qast 190: Alexa's Glass Cube



We're gearing up for the big Apple event on September 10th which undoubtedly will contain lots of hardware, software and TV announcements.
The need for greater focus on all things Apple park has placed the BBQ Crew into "Research Mode" as a result of this impending Innovation presentation. It also means it provides us a great opportunity to trot out the "Features" format for this episode. Join us as J.J. deep dives into Voice View, David Ward returns with a look at the Guard Mode for Echo and Joe missed the memo about Amazon things but shows off his spiffy new USB C dock. Fire, Echoes and a cube await you on BBQ 190.

Blind Bargains Qast 189: Cracked And Sliced



The BBQ Crew returns with news, an interview and that gut-wrenching "Last Word" just like the good 'ol' days of yore. In other words, we've run out of summer convention coverage and now it is back to work. Tune in to hear Greg Stilson speak about the free AIRA plan and we think this week's tip will help you live your life online to the max. Fire up the grill and BBQ with BBQ 189.


Classifieds

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Free NYC Accessible Community, Culture, and Technology Fair and speaker lineup 11/6/19!


Free NYC Accessible Community, Culture, and Technology Fair 11/6/2019 from 12:30PM - 5:00 PM! (The Fair is created to be especially welcoming for people with visual or physical disabilities. Everyone welcome!) Join us at The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, entrance on 42nd street, just West of 5th Avenue, in the Bartos Forum. This year's added theme is ”Know Your Rights! Know Your Opportunities!” The Fair will include: tablers from educational, employment, advocacy, arts, recreation, technology, and support organizations; fun accessible activities; financial counseling, resources for English Language Learning and Citizenship, Employment advice, featured speakers on Human Rights 101, Healthy Homes, Immigrant Resource Forums, Financial Counseling appointments, and more. Spanish language information and guides will be available. Participating organizations include: (an asterisk * denotes a new tabler) *City Access NY; *GalaPro; *Sprint Accessibility; *TDF Ticket Access Program; *Disability Rights NY; *DCA Empowered NYC; *NYC Parks accessible recreation; * KEEN Company; *Cooper Hewitt; *Census 2020; *Helen Keller Services for the Blind; * OEpatients.org; * ELIA Life Technology; *New York Deafblind Collaborative; *Handihams; Center for the Independence of the Disabled; Origami Therapy Association; Lewis Latimer House Museum; WobbleWorks LLC; *JBI International; VISIONS; Brooklyn Public Library Inclusive Services; New York Public Library Public Programs; The Dimensions Project; Blind Arduino; InTandem Cycling; Independence Science; Bookshare; Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts; The Whitney Museum of American Art; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; The Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities; NYC Emergency Management; C TECH; Intrepid Sea, Air, and Space Museum; Xavier Society for the Blind; Lighthouse Guild; Tenement Museum; The Museum of Modern Art; AT Guys; Pedestrians for Accessible and Safe Streets; Guide Dog Users of New York; National Federation of the Blind; Greater New York Council of the Blind; Google LLC; NY Connects; New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai Social Work Department; New York Transit Museum; EYEASSIST LLC; ...and more! Featured Speakers and Tours schedule: Speaker Programs & Tours, Fall Fair 2019 Speaker programs take place in Berger Forum, on the 2nd floor. Verbal Description Touch Tours of the historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building will meet outside the Fair room at 12:00 Noon and at 3:00 PM. 11:30 AM David Steele, “The Blind Poet” An award-winning poet, author, public speaker, singer, and advocate for the blind, Dave has been featured in a short film by Cambridge University called Blindsighted, and on a special called the Blind Poet for RNIB radio, BBC TV, ITV and That’s Manchester TV news. In 2018 Dave was honored by Henshaws with the “Impact Award” and was the recipient of the Pride of Bury “Community Hero Award.” With over 700 poems and songs dealing with the fears and struggles associated with sight loss, Steele’s work is helping to diminish many of the misconceptions associated with blindness. 12:00 PM Touch & Verbal Description Tour Join NYPL docents on a verbally descriptive and tactile tour designed for visually impaired patrons. Our docents will guide you through the building and discuss the history of the library and its architecture, encouraging you to touch unusual decorative elements of this Beaux-Arts treasure while learning about our many special collections. 1:00 PM Healthy Homes Learn how to maintain a healthier home by preventing or eliminating common hazardous conditions including lead poisoning, mold, pests and rodents. Gain awareness of hidden dangers of household products and potential chemical poisoning, the importance of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and how to handle asthma and allergens. This workshop is a joint effort by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and Bellevue Hospital Center. 2:00 PM Human Rights Law 101 This workshop introduces basic concepts, protections and obligations under the New York City Human Rights Law. Topics include prohibited discrimination in employment, housing, public accommodations, as well as bias-based harassment and biased-based profiling by law enforcement. Protected classes are described in detail. Recent additions in employment are discussed. New protections and accommodations for victims of domestic violence, sex offenses and stalking are introduced. Mandated requirements to provide reasonable accommodations by employers and providers for people with disabilities, pregnant women, victims of domestic violence and persons following religious observances are covered. Understanding and respect is emphasized. Presented by NYC Commission on Human Rights 3:00 PM Immigrant Rights Forum Get an overview of the rights of immigrant New Yorkers and information about each of the services offered by the city, including: IDNYC – City’s municipal ID card; ActionNYC – An immigration legal screening service; NYCitizenship – Citizenship application guidance and assistance; We Speak NYC – English facilitation classes; NYC Care – Brand new health coverage service for folks who cannot get insured through typical means Get information about public charge and ICE. Q&A. Presented by Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs. 3:00 PM Touch & Verbal Description Tour Join NYPL docents on a verbally descriptive and tactile tour designed for visually impaired patrons. Our docents will guide you through the building and discuss the history of the library and its architecture, encouraging you to touch unusual decorative elements of this Beaux-Arts treasure while learning about our many special collections. 4:00 PM How to Talk to Your Doctor One of the keys to getting good health care is communication. Learn proven ways to talk to your doctor and healthcare professionals and how to advocate for yourself and the people for whom you are caring. Presented by CareNYC. 5:00 PM The Benefits of Meditation Meditation can bring about a sense of calm and balance that benefits both your emotional and physical well-being, which in turn will impact your overall health and reduce stress. It is easy to learn and can have many lasting and beneficial effects. After you meditate the benefits don’t end when your session ends. Join Rosanna Jimenez, CHHC who is a long time meditator for this lively and engaging workshop. Free! No registration needed.

pearl camera for reading and scanning only $250.00


I am looking to sell my pearl camera by freedom scientific. This works great with the open book ocr software or the ocr function with jaws for reading print papers. It is in excellent condition. The price of $250.00 includes shipping.

Native Instruments Komplete M32 Micro Keyboard in fantastic shape $100.


If you’ve been looking for an inexpensive way to enter into the accessible Komplete Kontrol ecosystem, look no further. This micro keyboard has 32 Incredibly responsive mini keys and all of the features necessary for accessibly browsing and editing your instrument and plugin library. Since Komplete Start is free, you can be up and running with a introductory collection of sounds that are accessible from the front panel of the keyboard. This keyboard is in fantastic shape. I am selling because I have several of these komplete keyboards and find that I use the bigger one more for my workflow. This does not, however, detract from anyone’s success using this keyboard. I would recommend it to anyone. If you have any questions, please contact me. Thanks so much.

Hims Braille Sense Polaris for Sale


Up for sale is a Braille Sense Polaris from Hims that is about a year old. It was purchased for work, but I found that I would rather use a laptop and a braille display. It has only been used half a dozen times and has since sat in my desk drawer. Asking price is $4250. Have a look at the following link to see the specs and how much a new unit would cost, and send a message to the email in this classified if interested.

Lightly Used BrailleNote BT, 18 Cell Display; $1700.00


I’m selling a lightly used BrailleNote BT; 18 cell display. I bought it in 2016 thinking I would use it for various task for home and work, but I have not used it as much as I thought I would. I’ve used it only a handful of times, so I have decided to sell it. It has never given me any issues, and has worked wwell for me when I have used it. I’m selling as is. I’m asking $1700.00 This includes shipping and handling within the United States. Any additional shipping charges or customs fees for Canada will be covered by you. I only will except payment in full via Paypal or money order. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. Kayla

Apple iPhone 8 256 UNLOCKED!


Apple iPhone 8 256 gold UNLOCKED! This phone is in absolutely Phenomenal condition and comes with all original accessories and packaging. Please drop me a note if interested. $500 Includes shipping and insurance. PayPal Or Celle only!


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